Ana Victoria Suescún Torres

Research Assistants

Microbiologist with a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Texas A&M University. Since 2018 she has been working in the study of invasive species of aquatic environments at the Austral University of Chile.

She currently works as a research assistant for the “Bioinvasions and Endemism” line, where she studies the adaptive response to climate change that confers abilities to introduced species with invasive potential for their growth and reproduction in extreme environments, especially the genetic components that promote their adaptation under Antarctic conditions.

She also works to establish the diversity of species that reach the Antarctic Peninsula and the flow of their propagules through environmental DNA analysis (eDNA,) using the metabarcoding technique.